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Renowned engineer shares knowledge with students

29th October 2014

One of the UK’s most influential building services engineers has given a guest lecture at Northumbria.

Ant Wilson, of global architecture, design, engineering and construction provider AECOM, met with students and staff from Architectural Engineering and Building Services Engineering earlier this month.

His lecture, ‘The Purpose of Building Regulations for Conserving Fuel and Power in Buildings - A practical guide to the changes and how we arrived at this position’, drew from his years of experience in low and zero carbon systems, facade engineering and green measurement tools.

The first ever winner of an Engineering Ambassador award from the Association for Consultancy and Engineering, Ant is a European leader in advanced design, applied research and sustainability at AECOM. With a number of prestigious industry accolades, the Chartered Engineer is a champion of low energy building design and has been recognised by the iMechE for outstanding contribution to building services and construction.

Ant is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Energy Institute and the Society of Façade Engineering.

He is also a Member of the Society of Light and Lighting. AECOM will be hosting a graduate recruitment session for Architectural Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying students, on 5 November 2014.

Architectural Engineering and Building Services Engineering students were also visited this month by British manufacturer Hamworthy Heating. The company arrived on campus with a practical equipment demonstrative vehicle which displayed cut away atmospheric and condensing gas boilers, detailing the workings and efficiency of different boilers.

Hamworthy Heating offers a wide range of thermal hot water systems and integrate renewable energy such as biomass boilers with traditionally fuelled, high efficiency heating systems, as they look to a more sustainable future.

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